Video: America’s Cup To Feature Local Musicians

March 3, 2017 | 3 Comments

This week’s ‘Minute with Mikaela’ highlights ‘The Band’ that will perform at the 35th America’s Cup, saying “The band will play during AC 35, including dock-out shows, the America’s Cup Village, and at America’s Cup parties.”

During the Minute, Mikaela Pearman said, “Earlier this year, we launched auditions to create the band, a mashup of local entertainers who would play together at various events during the 35th America’s Cup.

Six local Musicians Bermuda Feb 2 2017 TC

“After auditioning more than 50 entertainers, a panel of judges narrowed that number down to 25 and opened it up to the public to vote for their favorites to be finalists.

“More than 3,000 people voted in just a week and a half. That’s right, 3,000 individual votes were cast, which shows the high level of interest from locals. The judges were blown away by the overwhelming response. In the end, only six people could be chosen to be a part of the band.

“Dave Pittman, the saxophonist. Jesse Seymour, male vocalist. Torrey Tacklyn, bassist. Troy Washington Senior, drummer. Raven Baksh, female vocalist and guitarist. Leroy Francis, keyboardist.

“The band will play during AC 35, including dock-out shows, the America’s Cup Village, and at America’s Cup parties. They will learn each team’s song, as well as playing a mix of soca, reggae, top 40 and traditional Bermuda themed songs.

“In addition to this, up to 55 other local musicians and existing bands will be scheduled to play at the America’s Cup Village in May and June.”

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  1. wahoo says:

    Set is on!

  2. Dark Star says:

    Cool for the local entertainment and nuff respect! When will Jimmy Buffett be announced?

    • Triangle Drifter says:

      We have enough parrot heads in Bermuda. Different breed.

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